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Exploring community support of adolescent's sexual reproductive health in the Acholi sub-region, Uganda

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dc.contributor.advisor Tshweneagae, Grace
dc.contributor.author Ajok, Florence Odong Pinny
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-12T12:20:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-12T12:20:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.citation Ajok, Florence Odong Pinny (2017) Exploring community support of adolescent's sexual reproductive health in the Acholi sub-region, Uganda, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/23155>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/23155
dc.description.abstract The study explored the community role in support of adolescents’ sexual reproductive health (ASRH) in Acholi sub-region, which was affected by over two decades of LRA war. The study aimed at establishing the impact of the war on Acholi socio-cultural norms of adolescents’ socialisation on sexual matters by exploring the effects of the war, mass media and the modern education system on the socio-cultural norms of socialisation and compared with the current modes of promoting sexual education among adolescents as mandated by the national adolescent health policy; the study then assessed the community responsiveness to ASRH needs. Based on the findings, community strategy for enhancing community response to adolescent health was developed. Exploratory, descriptive and case study methodology was used to execute a three- phased concurrent study with five sub-studies. Data were collected from selected participants and respondents including teen mothers, guardians, midwives, parents, adolescents, local, cultural and religious leaders as well as policy makers, technocrats and implementers at the community and district levels. The study was implemented in Gulu, Kitgum and Pader districts of Northern UgandaThe study results found that the LRA war greatly impacted on the Acholi tradition of socialising children; the war destroyed the socio-cultural, economic and family protection structures. The teen mothers’ case study vividly documented the stories. Confounded by the influence of mass media and modern education system, the Acholi community is experiencing what the study called ‘intergenerational cultural shock’ in which the old and young generations are shocked and amazed with the cultural difference. community responsiveness to adolescent health needs, amidst the societal changing contexts and emerging new youth cultures, the study proposes a community model and a strategy to promote community participation in ASRH but with many implications to policy, programs, and further research as detailed under the recommendations.. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 251 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Acholi sub-region en
dc.subject Adolescents en
dc.subject Additional health policy en
dc.subject Additional sexual reproductive health en
dc.subject Community responsiveness en
dc.subject Community en
dc.subject Role en
dc.subject Community strategy en
dc.subject Cultural shock en
dc.subject Health systems en
dc.subject Lord’s Resistance Army en
dc.subject Socio-cultural norms en
dc.subject Socialisation en
dc.subject.ddc 306.70835096761
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- Uganda
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual health -- Zimbabwe -- Uganda
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- Uganda -- Attitudes
dc.title Exploring community support of adolescent's sexual reproductive health in the Acholi sub-region, Uganda en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree D. Litt. et Phil. (Health Studies)


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